| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Carrying a shield, an unholstered Taser, a shotgun loaded with beanbag rounds and a drawn handgun, five Park Forest police officers entered the assisted-living apartment where a 95-year-old World War II veteran had holed up alone with a knife after...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:27 PM
A former college volleyball coach with a history of covertly taking video up women's skirts is facing a new charge, this time for allegedly following a suburban Whole Foods shopper last year and using a camera attached to his shoe to record footage of her...
| Mar 3, 2014
Marcia Gray Martin was a working architect who was an architecture professor at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn for 24 years.
However, friends and colleagues say Mrs. Martin, who also wrote a college textbook on drafting architectural plans by hand,...
| Mar 16, 2014
It was while sitting in a Missouri federal courtroom watching his peace activist wife refusing to pay $424.47 in restitution to reduce an 11-year sentence for damaging a nuclear missile silo that Joe Gump decided that he, too, would take what he liked...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Printers Row Journal picks its top 10 books from 2013, plus 50 worth an honorable mention. This list was compiled by the editors of Printers Row from previous reviews.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to...
| Feb 27, 2014
As students in school districts in the northern suburbs and elsewhere increasingly trade pencils and spiral-bound notebooks for laptops and iPads, educators say digital distractions also have begun to become a part of the classroom.
| Nov 3, 2013
In awarding the 2013 Heartland Prize for Nonfiction to "The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream" by Thomas Dyja, the Tribune celebrates an important cultural history of mid-20th century Chicago.
This stylishly written and deeply...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Libraries represent perhaps the best crossroads of our public and private selves available in the civic landscape. They are where we quietly seek out other peoples' stories while surrounded by fellow citizens on their own quests for literary treasure...
| Oct 9, 2013
I run a non-profit called Do Your P'Art Foundation that brings kids from all over Chicago and the suburbs together through school partnerships and field trips. We work with about 1,000 students a year and keep growing. The program’s purpose is to...
| Apr 15, 2013
MBA enrollment numbers generally have remained flat over the last few years, but Chicago business schools insist their programs aren't suffering. Instead, they're diversifying — offering prospective students more options.
Take the University of...
| Jul 28, 2013
The giant Muon g-2 electromagnet that inched its way through the Chicago area last week wasn't the first scientific marvel to snarl traffic even as it excited imaginations.
Rear Adm. Richard Byrd's massive Antarctic snow cruiser made nearly the...